Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Viva La Sketch & Diva Dare - Birthday Flower Wishes

This month I started with July's Week 2 of Viva La Sketch Challenge, designed by Charmaine Ikach over at Splitcoaststampers and wanted to combine it with this month's Diva Dare challenge.

This month's Diva Dare challenge:
This month's dare pays tribute to Julee (Poetic Artistry) owner and creator of Verve Stamps and Diva Teresa (Paperie Blooms). Julee has created countless, uplifting sentiments which have become one of Verve's trademarks, and Teresa knows how to rock distressing and "shabbiness" on her cards. So we're daring you to create a card using an uplifting sentiment and some distressing and/or shabby element to it. Kind of like an encouraging card you have received which you have read so many times the edges are a bit tattered. Just remember to use at least one Verve product on your creation!
Here is my card below:
For the paper, I looked for something that might appear Shabby and reached for this paper called: Lucy (ctmh) and combined it with Grey Flannel cardstock. Than used my little tool to distress all edges. From there, I focused on the center and distressed around it also.

Next, I used one of my newest stamp sets I got by Verve called: Making A Statement and tried to use many of the stamps in it. For the notepaper, I used Pool Party ink by SU and than used the Rounded Scallop Frame Die by Verve around it. To make the rectangle frame look longer, I cut in between and covered it with the Cardstock (So Saffron (SU) on top. 

Love these flowers and so happy to have bought the Loopy Blooms Die Set to cut them out. Here I stamped directly on the paper and same for the leaves (Pear Pizzaz). Used some foam mount to pop up the flowers in between and under the little bird, which I colored with my prisma colored pencils.

Final touch was to add some basic pearls. When finished, I forgot to add ribbon which I had meant to put from the beginning. This goes to show you that things change as you create. Enjoy and give it a try.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Making A Statement (Verve)
Paper: Lucy X7149B(ctmh)
Cardstock: White, Grey Flannel (ctmh), So Saffron (SU)
Inks: Distress Black Ink (Tim Holts), Pool Party (SU), Pear Pizzaz (SU)
Accessories:  Loopy Blooms Die Set (Verve), Rounded Scallop Frame Die (Verve), Basic Pearls, Prisma Colored Pencils, Foam Mount

MFTWSC134 - Wishing You Joy

Love this sketch over at the MFT Blog, MFTWS134 and wanted to give it a try, but the funny part was after I finished I went to get the camera and couldn't find it, later when I did, I had no battery left, next went to charge it and fell alseep. Than when I went to take a picture, my computer said no internet. Well, I must say that I don't think it was meant to get this card posted any sooner, but I insisted that after everything, I was determined that it was going up.

Although I had some challenges with this card, I did enjoy creating it and adore this stamp set called: Blissful Butterflies by MFT. More than anything, I finally played with it and happy that I got the matching dies in the end. It makes it so easy to cut these out. 

Added some basic rhinestones in the middle of the little butterflies and 3 bigger ones under the sentiment, but noticed it's hard to capture in the photo how it sparkles in person. Popped up the center circles using some foam mount and for the black sticthes, I hand drew them in to add an outline. Enjoy and start creating!! 

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Blissful Butterflies (MFT)
Paper: For Always (ctmh)
Cardstock: White, Grey Flannel (ctmh)
Inks: Black, Real Red (SU)
Assesories: Blueprints 3 (MFT Die-namics), Blissful Butterflies (MFT Die-namics), Circle Dies (Spellbinders), Basic Rhinestones.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

MOJO300 Sketch - Make A Wish

Had so much fun with this sketch over at Mojo Monday, MOJO300 that I decided to try another card with the same sketch. Plus, I enjoy seeing the results of taking the same sketch and with a change of paper and stamps, it makes it a whole new look.

Here is my take on the sketch again:
Don't forget to stop over and join the celebration on Julee's 300th post. You can click here to go directly to the challenge and have fun!!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Birthday Sentiments (MFT)
Paper: Sophia (ctmh)
Cardstock: White, Hollyhock (ctmh), Island Indigo (SU)
Inks: Island Indigo (SU)
Assesories: Blueprint 1 & 3 (MFT Die-namics), Fishtail Flags (MFT Die-namics), Circle Dies (Spellbinders), Lacey Circles (Spellbinders), Button

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

MOJO300 - A Birthday Wish

Mojo Monday is having a fantastic challenge with this cute sketch by Julee Tilman. At the same time, Julee is celebrating 300 posts and celebrating huge, MOJO300. It's a must see and not one to miss out on. Plus terrific sale going on through July 7th.

To see all of the inspiration, this time 20 fantastic inspirations to get started plus already so many cards on the link, click here to go directly to it. Also, I'm linking up to Stacey's Birthday Linky Party she is having over at Stacey's Stamping Stage to celebrate her birthday. Happy Birthday Stacey and hope you enjoy your day and year!!!

Happy Birthday and MOJO300
Just got this stamp set by Verve called: Surely Goodness and wanted to play with it. Also, pulled out my MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags for the center. 

Since I forgot to buy the matching dies, I stamped the flower using A Cut Above Dies by Verve called: Floral Circles and loved the look of it.  Colored using Prisma Colored Pencils for the Blues and than re-stamped the flower onto paper and fussy cut around the center flower and popped up using foam mount.

For the leaves I used A Cut Above Dies by Verve called: Elegant Leaves and Old Olive ink and the scalloped circle is SU Perfect Pennants Bigz L Sizzlit.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Surely Goodness (Verve)
Paper: Cardstock: White, Desert Sand, Outdoor Denim
Inks: Distress Black Ink (Tim Holts)
Assesories: Basic Rhinestones, Floral Circles (A Cut Above Dies), Elegant Leaves (A Cut Above Dies, Blueprint (MFT Die-namics), Fishtail Flags (MFT Die-namics), Perfect Pennants (SU)